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Sintra Castle: Queen for a Day

Nestled in the Portuguese mountains not far from Lisbon is the fairytale city of Sintra. The palaces of Sintra were once the summer homes for Portuguese monarchs and it’s a wonderful reprieve to escape the heat and humidity of the capital city. The historic center of Sintra is known for its 19th-century Romanticist architecture, royal […]

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10 Most Beautiful Cities of Europe

Boasting some of the most stunning architecture, medieval churches, fairytale castles, cobblestone walkways, fascinating culture, rich history, delicious food, and natural beauty, it’s no doubt that the most beautiful cities of Europe top most people’s favorite destinations. With a total of 44 countries, it’s a challenging task narrowing the field down to just ten of […]

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Best Cities to Visit in Switzerland

Switzerland tops as one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe. The country has an exceptional amount of cultural diversity and beauty. Having four international languages spoken across the country, all people from across the globe are well represented. The country has many remarkable things to offer, including flower-lined nature paths, glorious mountain scenery, […]

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Balkans Holidays: Guide to the Top 10 Balkan Countries

I’m often asked what my favorite European country is. That’s a tough one, but I can at least narrow it down by region…Balkans holidays have been my favorite destinations. Each country is amazing and I’d go back to any of them in a heartbeat.  And while each country offers its own rich history, fascinating culture, […]

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Things to Do in Hvar – Croatia’s Most Exciting Island

Have you heard of Hvar Island? While it may not be familiar to Americans, it certainly is well-known to Europeans. Sun-drenched beaches, cobblestone lanes, ancient hilltop fortresses, and glamourous nightclubs have allegedly attracted celebrities such as Prince Harry, Beyoncé, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Tom Cruise. Sometimes called the “St. Tropez of the Adriatic,” and consistently listed […]

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Holidays to Split Croatia: How to Spend One Day in Split

Nestled on the Adriatic Sea with a mountainous backdrop, Split is the second-largest city in Croatia. It’s a beautiful city with an ancient old town. Holidays to Split Croatia should be included in every Croatia itinerary. If Dubrovnik is Croatia’s beauty, then Split is her vivacious sister. Although less fairytale-like than Dubrovnik, it’s a vibrant […]

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Things to Do in Kotor Montenegro That Will Take Your Breath Away!

Nestled up against the brilliant blue Adriatic Sea, Montenegro is one of the most picturesque countries on Europe’s Balkan Peninsula.   Whether your visit is part of a day trip during a weekend excursion from Dubrovnik, a Mediterranean cruise with Princess Cruise Lines, Ltd., or a week exploring the entire country, there are a number of exciting […]

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Santorini Cruise Port: 6 Things to Do on a Santorini Excursion

It’s one of the most Instagrammed bucket list places on the planet, but is Santorini worth the hype? Known as one of the most luxurious, romantic, and honeymoon destinations, we were very excited that the Santorini cruise port was one of the places on our Mediterranean Cruise with Princess Cruise Lines, Ltd.. Postcard-perfect, white-washed stucco […]

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One Day in Athens: Top 10 Things to Do in Athens

Recently, we took a fantastic cruise with Princess Cruise Lines, Ltd. through the Mediterranean which was departing from Athens. We decided to fly in a day early so we could spend one day in Athens, taking in as much as we could of this splendid city. We were actually in Athens for 28 hours, which included […]

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castles in lithuania

11 Castles in Lithuania That Will Amaze You

One of the best things you should do when you happen to find yourself in Lithuania is to visit as many castles as you can. These castles have a rich history surrounding them, so getting to know Lithuania will always include several visits to these monuments of heritage. In ancient times, Lithuanian castles were made […]

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